Children's Third Sector

Third sector organisations provide a vast range of support and deliver services directly to children, young people and families across Wales.  As the national umbrella body for children’s organisations in Wales, Children in Wales carry out a number of activities to specifically support organisations in the third sector.  

Our work in this area includes:

  • Representing the third sector through the Children and Families Network on WCVA’s Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC), including contributing to thematic meetings with Welsh Government Ministers
  • Co-ordinating the Non-Governmental Organisations’ (NGO) National Children’s Policy Officers and the NGO National Children’s Directors’ Groups
  • Working with our member organisations to inform our surveys, reports and publications
  • Identifying opportunities to promote the key issues for children’s third sector organisations in Wales
  • Deliver training and events which will enhance the knowledge and understanding of key policy and practice issues of interest to children’s third sector organisations 
  • Providing information and a signposting service for our third sector members 

NGO National Children’s Policy Officers’ Group

 This is a group made up of Policy Officers who work for national children’s voluntary organisations operating in Wales.

Members of the group include representatives of the following organisations:

  • Action for Children Wales
  • Barnardo’s Cymru
  • Children in Wales
  • NSPCC Cymru
  • The Prince’s Trust Cymru
  • Save the Children Wales
  • The Children’s Society Wales
  • TGP Cymru
  • Children’s Commissioner for Wales (observers)

For more information about the work of this group, please contact: Sean O’Neill (Policy Director), email:

NGO National Children’s Directors’ Group

This is a group made up of Directors of national children’s voluntary organisations in Wales. They work closely with the Policy Officers’ group above, providing a strategic steer in order to inform priority areas.